ASK4’s Open Service Network allows for the easy integration of smart technologies and building management systems within multi-tenant buildings.

With all smart devices, systems and services relying on Internet connectivity to function, it is essential that a building’s managed Internet service is able to support the secure running of these technologies in order to provide tenants with an exceptional connected living experience.

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Whether that be building-owner-supplied smart devices, smart heating systems, CCTV or door access control, ASK4’s Open Service Network enables the seamless integration of smart technologies, as delivered by building operators’ preferred partners.

“Smart-building technologies can drive operational efficiency, improve sustainability and improve tenants’ living experiences. Alongside our award winning managed Internet service and best-in-class customer support, our Open Service Network provides the high capacity, robust connectivity that these technologies need to function, giving accommodation operators the ability to work with their preferred partners, and stay ahead of the pack in a competitive market.”

Jonathan Burrows, Founder and CEO, ASK4

To find out more about ASK4’s Open Service Network and what it could do for your building, please get in touch.

 
 

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ASK4 services are delivered via our own high capacity, highly available, optical network.

The ASK4 service is delivered using the latest, ‘best in class’ infrastructure and technical expertise to provide seamless, robust connectivity solutions throughout multi-tenant buildings. We have also invested heavily in our network to ensure that it meets the needs of users both today and in the future. We are a tier-2 ISP and operate the UK’s fastest multi-tenant residential network with core points of presence (PoPs) in Sheffield, Nottingham, Leicester, London, Reading, Bristol, Birmingham and Manchester, our own Data Centre and an edge network connecting forty cities.

We own and operate our own tier-3 Data Centre facility in Sheffield. Our core PoPs are interconnected using diversely routed dark-fibre, which gives us both capacity and redundancy and the ability to increase capacity as needed. Today the core network is lit at 100Gb/s and we have 5 wavelengths of contracted additional capacity, giving us significant capacity for future growth. Our edge network also makes extensive use of dark fibre, making ASK4 connected buildings the best-connected multi-tenant accommodation in the country. Our network connects to the wider Internet via multiple independent transit connections in London and Manchester and via settlement-free peering with other networks.

ASK4 service users therefore gain access to our own high-capacity, highly available optical network, optimised for their unique requirements, including content caches from leading content providers (e.g. Netflix, Amazon Prime, Now TV) to ensure the very best possible viewing experience all of the time.

The ASK4 network includes connections with all 4 key internet exchange points in the UK – LINXLONAPIX Manchester and IX Leeds.